Alcaraz wins the Challenge Cup at the age of 18, making him the youngest winner since 1986, when 18-year-old Boris Becker won the second of his three Wimbledon titles.
The Wimbledon men’s singles champion is Carlos Alcaraz, breaking Novak Djokovic’s winning run.
In a thrilling five-set encounter, the 20-year-old Spaniard defeated his Serbian opponent 1-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-1 3-6 6-4 to win the title for the first time.
He persevered and came up with a series of breathtaking passing strokes to overcome one of the greatest players of all time after surviving a shaky opening set in which he only won one point.
Alcaraz collapsed to the ground on Centre Court after Djokovic’s last forehand hit the net.
Since 18-year-old Boris Becker won the second of his three Wimbledon titles in 1986, he is the youngest man to win the Challenge Cup.
Since 2002, nobody other than Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, or Rafael Nadal has won the championship.
Spain’s King Felipe VI was present to see the victory.
Rafael Nadal wrote on Instagram that Alcaraz had “given us immense joy today.”
In addition to Andy Murray, Brad Pitt, Hugh Jackman, and Daniel Craig were all present on the court.
From the royal box, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and other guests were present.
The victory of Alcaraz prevented Djokovic from winning his eighth Wimbledon championship, which would have tied him with Roger Federer.
With the exception of the 2020 competition, which was postponed due to COVID, the number two seed was on course for his 24th Grand Slam championship and his sixth straight Wimbledon triumph.
The previous time the two played each other was in the French Open semifinals, where Djokovic won the final two sets 6-1, 6-1.